Division of Finance and Administration meeting highlights personal development

Finance and Administration leadership team on stage at the Murchison Performing Arts Center on May 24, 2017.


Photo of Jared Kelly, graduate student, loading donations for the UNT Food Pantry.The third annual meeting of the Division of Finance and Administration began May 24, 2017, in the Murchison Performing Arts Center with coffee and camaraderie at 8 a.m. Vice President Bob Brown opened the meeting with remarks about the excellent work being done in each of the departments under his purview: Budget Office, Business Development, Facilities, Organizational Development, Police, Risk Management Services, Student Financial Services and University Information Services.

Bryan Dodge, author, consultant and personal development speaker from Allen, Texas, delivered a 90-minute inspiring and actionable keynote address about success on and off the job. With a short break to meander over to the Gateway Center, participants selected a learning session followed by a lunch of fajitas and vegan selections in the Ballroom.

Voting by applause, the audience members selected the winner of the division's traveling trophy that is given in recognition of the team that exhibited the most team spirit in a three-minute video; this year's award went to went to Risk Management Services.Division of Finance and Administration Team Spirit traveling trophy

Leading up to the division meeting, departments were asked to contribute to the UNT Food Pantry with more than 1,000 pounds of food collected. 

“The significance of this donation cannot be overstated,” says Rodney Mitchell, associate dean of students. “It can be difficult to procure donations for the summer months. Receiving the donation from the Division of Finance and Administration helps ensure students will have access to food over the summer and will help us start the fall semester with food in the pantry.”

The division is the official summer partner of the UNT Food Pantry – but Mitchell says that others who want to help this summer can still donate food or volunteer. Volunteers are especially needed in the summer and at the beginning of each long semester to help inventory and organize donations. 

Division of Finance and Administration 2017 Annual Meeting
Learning Sessions

Identify Theft: Protecting Personal Information 

Mickie Tate

Emergency Readiness Training

John Hester
Justin Stewart

Emotional Intelligence

Amanda Fisher

Planning for Retirement 

Sarah Jenkin

Future of IT and Trending Apps

Allen Clark
Ashley Olsberg

Hula Instruction 

Shaureece Park

Police Department - Airsoft Scenario: Shoot, Don't Shoot 

David Owen
Kevin Crawford

Predictably Irrational: Behavioral Economics

Bob Brown

Living Healthier Lives 

Erin Matute

Food Art: Team Building Activity

(Yinka) Olayinka Oyefeso

Table Tennis

Abraham John

Dealing with Difficult People 

Jerri Robertson


More photos of the day

Bob Brown on stage at the Murchison PAC addressing members of the Division of Finance and AdministrationBryan Dodge, keynote speaker, on stage at UNT Murchison Performing Arts Center, May 24, 2017.Bob Brown and Charla Friday chatting on May 24, 2017 at the Finance and Administration annual meeting.Audience members at the Finance and Administration Division meeting, May 24, 2017Transportation and Parking Services team members, May 24, 2017.Dr. Allen Clark presenting a class about the future of technology, May 24, 2017.